What do you get with those “Free” Alarm Systems the Big National Companies sell?
If you are searching for a home security system, you’ve likely seen that the national companies offer $99.00 systems and sometimes free systems.
We all know that nothing can really be free, or the company could not remain in business. So how can they offer security systems at low cost or free? It is easy; the free package is often only enough security equipment to cover 1 room of your home. Most families need a lot more protection than 2 doors and a motion sensor, so if you want complete home protection, you get charged for sensors and other equipment over the minimal equipment provided for “free”.
Also their monitoring price tends to increase $5 or $10 per month. That is how you get the security system free, or almost free, over the next 5 years.
At Least My Home is Protected, Right?
Now we’ve reached the real issue. When you have a system from a national company your whole protection is on a minute or more delay, not just the door! If a sensor is tripped, the alarm doesn’t sound for 1 minute. There is another delay that waits to alert the national company if your alarm is violated.
Here’s the scary part. Once the signal finally reaches their central monitoring station, the national alarm company calls your contact list until someone answers and then the company asks if they should send the police. This means your friend or relative who is not in your home to determine the situation, makes the decision if you actually need help or whether it is a false alarm.
When you buy a system from Butler Durrell, we only delay one or two entry doors, to give you time to enter the home and enter your code. We do not delay the signal to our local Central Station and if you do not answer the phone, we send the police. This is security!
So when someone for a national security company offers you a security system for $99.00 or free – don’t fall for it – it is not security! Contact Butler Durrell Security for a free estimate, fair pricing and local monitoring.